See why Atiku may still contest to be president under PDP
All hope is not lost for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election Atiku Abubakar as the party has said its doirs are wide opened for any contender willing to contest for the presidential election in 2023.
Against the backdrop that the candidate of the party lost the election to the Incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari with speculations that he may join the All Progressives Congress the national Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus,
“There is no room for discrimination,” Secondus said in Bauchi State during a solidarity visit on Governor Bala Mohammed.
He had reacted while fielding questions from journalists in Bauchi Friday night on whether the party will consider presenting same candidate the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who lost the 2019 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.
“Everyone is qualified; both young, old, governors, non-governors are qualified to contest and we have the space for everyone–if you win, you become our candidate. The door is open to everybody.”
In Bauchi with Secondus were Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, former governor of Gombe State Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo, former Senate President David Mark and a party chieftain;
While reacting to the recent defections of the party members to other parties, including Former Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Secondus said anyone could leave the party but was optimistic about their return.
“It has happened before, they will move and they would come back, that’s the assurance I’m giving to you,” Secondus said.
Dogara’s fall out, according to him, was caused by alleged mismanagement of public funds and unfulfilled campaign promises.